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Lost Tabs Please Help!

Please help, I just screwed up so bad I accidentally pressed the red "close" button on Firefox on my Mac instead of the yellow "minimise" button and lost a bunch of tabs … (read more)

Please help, I just screwed up so bad I accidentally pressed the red "close" button on Firefox on my Mac instead of the yellow "minimise" button and lost a bunch of tabs I need (they were from a while back so not in history)

There is no option to "restore previous session" or "reopen tabs" is there any way whatsoever to recover my lost tabs I am freaking out big time there was some really important stuff in there that I hadn't bookmarked yet like an absolute IDIOT!!! My session had stayed active through computer being shut down and restarted and Firefox updates but pressing the red "close" button has seemingly nuked it. Is there a way to go into folders and find the tabs? Anything please help :(

Any help appreciated, I'm desperate.

Asked by stickybeak7 10 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 10 months ago

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Website always opens in container, "Reopen in Container" => "No Container" doesn't work

Desktop FireFox browser v. 84.0.2 (64-bit) I made the mistake of asking to always open a site in a container and for it to remember my choice. Now I can't get it to open … (read more)

Desktop FireFox browser v. 84.0.2 (64-bit)

I made the mistake of asking to always open a site in a container and for it to remember my choice. Now I can't get it to open in no container. The context menu choice to "Reopen in Container" => "No Container" seems to ignored.

The issue: I have to different logins for a site (dev.azure.com). I open one in the work container and the other in no container. I didn't realize the open in container would operate only on the domain, which makes sense in hindsight. However, now the site is broken for one of the sites, and I can't find where to reset this choice. How do I do that?

Asked by nancy.folsom 1 year ago

Answered by nancy.folsom 1 year ago

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tabs below address bar - an ongoing problem not fixed !!!

Ever since IE changed to tabs on top firefox coders followed like mindless automatons without any regard to/for Mozilla community and users. We are sick and tired of bein… (read more)

Ever since IE changed to tabs on top firefox coders followed like mindless automatons without any regard to/for Mozilla community and users. We are sick and tired of being ignored. We want/need tabs bellow address bar. Now, tell us how to simply get tabs below address bar or tell the coders to provide us with the option. And, we don’t care about any excuses as previously provided or outright ignored by them.

Asked by g7777 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Browser not closing tabs

On the previous Firefox browser I had on my Android phone, I set it to close all my tabs when I closed the browser. I've just updated to the new Firefox on Android and I … (read more)

On the previous Firefox browser I had on my Android phone, I set it to close all my tabs when I closed the browser. I've just updated to the new Firefox on Android and I can't find the option to do this. I have to manually close all the tabs every time I close the browser. Surely they haven't given us less options and features in the new version?!

Pressing quit in the app closes the tabs but it doesn't also close the app down on my phone.

Asked by danjaminn 2 years ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 years ago

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Middle click, aka wheel click, does nothing

I just recently upgraded to Firefox 87.0 (64-bit) for Windows 7. Before the upgrade if I wheel clicked on a link it would open up in a new tab. Now it does absolutely n… (read more)

I just recently upgraded to Firefox 87.0 (64-bit) for Windows 7. Before the upgrade if I wheel clicked on a link it would open up in a new tab. Now it does absolutely nothing. I've even tried holding the wheel click for 10 seconds, still nothing.

I have verified the following settings in about:config; browser.tabs.opentabfor.middleclick=true middlemouse.contentLoadURL=false middlemouse.paste=false middlemouse.scrollbarPosition=false

When I was doing a search for related questions to this problem I found a user 3 years ago had a similar problem, and that they had an addition setting: middlemouse.openNewWindow=true. This setting no longer seems to be there. I have no idea if this setting was recently removed, and is the source of my problem, or if it was removed a while ago and my problem is the result of some other change. I have restarted Firefox twice, and even rebooted my laptop, in an effort to fix this problem. Nothing has worked. Depending on what I am doing I rely on using the wheel click HEAVILY, as it is much simpler to close a tab then to hit the back button 4, 10, or 20 times to return to where I started, or if I'm trying to keep track of what links I've followed from doing a search without having to re-do the search and hope I get the exact same results (with Google I never do).

At this time I am already heavily inclined to just return to the previous version of Firefox, despite how much of a pain that will be, however this is a recently released update, so I feel I should give the devs a chance to fix any new bugs from the update. That, and I won't have the time around work for several days, probably over a week, which makes it more practical to give the devs a chance to release a patch that fixes the problem.

Asked by razmoudah1 1 year ago

Answered by razmoudah1 1 year ago

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The new update removed lines between the tabs. How do I get them back?

With the latest update, my tabs are now a complete blank space with tiny little words. How can I get something back, like a border, to define them again? Thanks for you… (read more)

With the latest update, my tabs are now a complete blank space with tiny little words. How can I get something back, like a border, to define them again? Thanks for your help.

Asked by Azalea Grove 1 year ago

Answered by pg_78 1 year ago

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userChrome.css code hide scroll bar

hi what code i need to put in userChrome.css to hide horizontal scroll bar in firefox but not the vertical one? also its any way to make skinnier the vertical scrollbar? … (read more)

hi

what code i need to put in userChrome.css to hide horizontal scroll bar in firefox but not the vertical one? also its any way to make skinnier the vertical scrollbar?

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Asked by moderndefender 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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Firefox tab height

Hi! With the latest update to Firefox, the tab height is now taking up too much of my vertical screen space and the option to make them compact seems to be gone from wher… (read more)

Hi! With the latest update to Firefox, the tab height is now taking up too much of my vertical screen space and the option to make them compact seems to be gone from where it used to be in the settings. I've tried to search for an extension to fix this, but haven't managed to find one. What do you all suggest I do?

(I don't want to use Chrome. It takes so much RAM that I can't really run both Chrome & Discord at the same time, let alone anything else with it.)

Thank you!

Asked by seandbreslin 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Can't restore previous session, "recently closed windows" grayed out

Hi I had two Firefox windows open. One with 100+ tabs and the other with 1 tab. I closed the Firefox with 100 tabs, and then closed the one with 1 tab, without thinking. … (read more)

Hi

I had two Firefox windows open. One with 100+ tabs and the other with 1 tab. I closed the Firefox with 100 tabs, and then closed the one with 1 tab, without thinking. I then realised that I should have closed them in the opposite order, because I want the 100 tabs to get restored.

I opened Firefox again and was dismayed to see just the single tab get restored. I did some searching and backed up the "sessionstore-backups" folder.

I then tried to close Firefox and replace sessionstore.jsonlz4 with previous.jsonlz4 from the backed up "sessionstore-backups" folder. This did not work, as when I opened Firefox I still only got the 1 tab back and "recently closed windows" remains grayed out. Ctrl+Shift+N does nothing as well.

I used https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/scrounger.html to inspect the backed up previous.jsonlz4 file and it shows

Open Windows Open Window 1 Tab 1 [...]

Closed Windows Closed Window 1 Tab 1 [...] [...] Tab 125 [...]

So the previous.jsonlz4 file does contain my mistakenly closed window but I can't get Firefox to restore the tabs!

Can anyone please help me get my tabs back? I'm on Firefox v96.0.1.

Asked by Shosha 10 months ago

Answered by Shosha 10 months ago

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Pinned tabs

I have once again lost all my pinned tabs. The answers to this I'm seeing are random and unstructured. This is becoming an issue for me as I use this function frequently.… (read more)

I have once again lost all my pinned tabs. The answers to this I'm seeing are random and unstructured. This is becoming an issue for me as I use this function frequently. Can the Mozilla team PLEASE fix this properly as it appears to mess up a few folks. And the answer is NOT having to quit and restart. They should be presevered in their own right. And please can you implement synching of Pinned Tabs across my login domain. Ta muchly

Asked by tom.wiersma 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Restore recently closed tab shortcut (CTRL+SHIFT+T) not working

Dear Mozilla/Firefox, I've been using Firefox over the last couple of months/years but I just can't get the restore recently closed tab shortcut (CTRL+SHIFT+T) to work on… (read more)

Dear Mozilla/Firefox,

I've been using Firefox over the last couple of months/years but I just can't get the restore recently closed tab shortcut (CTRL+SHIFT+T) to work on my windows PC.

Here's a (Loom) recording of me showing that Firefox does correctly track the history of closed tabs and that I can click on them to restore but the shortcut (which is also mentioned as CTRL+SHIFT+T) just won't work: https://www.loom.com/share/7048894683654dccb4926aa4dd09e6a6

What I've tried so far: - Check if the history is actively collected - No I'm not using private browsing - I've read another support thread to check "about:config" and in there check that "browser.sessionstore.max_tabs_undo" is set (in my case it's the default 25) - Disabling all extensions (which I don't think are any suspicious or weird ones but disabled just to check - see attached image) - Resetting Firefox through the windows uninstaller - Fully uninstalling (using Revo Uninstaller with advanced check) and reinstalling Firefox

Please help me because I'm about to quit Firefox for such often used feature just not working...

P.S. it's working perfectly on my Macbook and I'm running the latest 96.0.1 64bit version

Asked by Rick Goemans 10 months ago

Answered by Rick Goemans 10 months ago

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Youtube background

Hi, With the up-to-date version of Firefox Androind 84.1, Youtube videos(m.youtube.com) won't play in the background (on a tab that isn't on the foreground or in another … (read more)

Hi,

With the up-to-date version of Firefox Androind 84.1, Youtube videos(m.youtube.com) won't play in the background (on a tab that isn't on the foreground or in another app) any more. Downgrading to an older Firefox version does allow background playing. Is disabling updates the only option to maintain this function?

Asked by R.W. 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Show new window as Tab, like Google Chrome

Hi, Imaging that, firefox is open, I clicked on a button that opening new window, how I can merge this 2 window in 1, in fact I wanna have that new window as a tab. Googl… (read more)

Hi, Imaging that, firefox is open, I clicked on a button that opening new window, how I can merge this 2 window in 1, in fact I wanna have that new window as a tab.

Google Chrome have this already.

Thanks !

Asked by Mehdi 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 7 years ago

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How to open local HTML files in a new tab instead of a new window?

Firefox version: 95.0.2 (64-bit) OS: macOS 10.15.7 Any way to force all HTML files to open in a new tab rather than a new window? This really could be annoying when you… (read more)

Firefox version: 95.0.2 (64-bit) OS: macOS 10.15.7

Any way to force all HTML files to open in a new tab rather than a new window? This really could be annoying when you are working on several local HTML files at once :(

Asked by GeneratedByAUsernameGenerator 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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Ubuntu 18.04.5 - tab flickering when I refresh or loading website

Dear Mozilla Support, After some update (I think from 89.0.0 version of Mozilla Firefox - this version with new looks of tabs) I notice flickering on the tab when I loadi… (read more)

Dear Mozilla Support,

After some update (I think from 89.0.0 version of Mozilla Firefox - this version with new looks of tabs) I notice flickering on the tab when I loading website or refresh website. This looks very strange. Like I said I dindn't notice any issue with flickering on previous Mozilla Firefox versions. Only with these new versions with new look of the tabs. I didn't remember if it was 89.0.0 version or 90.0.0 version. I don't know if it is problem with the machine but I didn't notice this issue on another computer with 90.0.2 Firefox version but with Windows 10 OS. I also noticed this issue with Firefox 90.0.0.2 with Windows 7 OS on another computer so I don't know if this is problem with two computers or Firefox itself. Can you help me?

Yours faithfully, Piotr

Asked by Peter 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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getting my open tabs and browser history from time machine backup after computer shut down (restore previous session not available currently)

Greetings: My computer was shutdown and restarted by a colleague and I seem to have lost my browsing history and all the open tabs from my last session are not retrievabl… (read more)

Greetings: My computer was shutdown and restarted by a colleague and I seem to have lost my browsing history and all the open tabs from my last session are not retrievable — restore previous session is not available / appears grey'd out. I am on a macbook pro running Big Sur and I do have a time machine backup of that last session — can I get back those open tabs and browser history from my time machine? Can I do it a la carte or do I need to wipe my whole computer and restore from there? Thanks in advance for your thoughts, Sam

Asked by samanime 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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how to disable tab search

With a large number of open tabs, an arrow appears to quickly switch between tabs, is it possible to disable it somehow? I would like all open tabs to fit on one line. … (read more)

With a large number of open tabs, an arrow appears to quickly switch between tabs, is it possible to disable it somehow? I would like all open tabs to fit on one line.

Asked by mursielago34 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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Dear Mozilla, please implement an "Open-Tab-Next-To-Current"-functionality

Dear Mozilla, please implement an "Open-Tab-Next-To-Current"-functionality. A bit better than in the Addon "Open Tab Next To Current". Because the newly created tab opens… (read more)

Dear Mozilla, please implement an "Open-Tab-Next-To-Current"-functionality. A bit better than in the Addon "Open Tab Next To Current". Because the newly created tab opens at the end and "runs" back to the place i want it.

i really want that feature. since so many years, mozilla team has done a great job but didn't implement an option or enable and disable opening tabs next to current.

Asked by hahufomi 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Opening New Tabs without Switching

So for starters I am fully aware of the "When you open a link, image or media in a new tab, switch to it immediately" setting, it is turned off. What I want to do is be a… (read more)

So for starters I am fully aware of the "When you open a link, image or media in a new tab, switch to it immediately" setting, it is turned off.

What I want to do is be able to open new tabs from my bookmarks bar without immediately switching to them. Regardless of middle mouse click or right click and open new tab. Considering the mentioned setting is turned off I would assume that would solve the problem but it hasn't. It has however made it so when I'm browsing or looking through search engine results it doesn't open a new tab right away. But when I have a home/new tab open and am opening tabs from my bookmarks bar, it unfortunately switches to the new tab immediately. I have had this working on a previous install but am stumped as how to replicate.

Any help appreciated, thank you!

Asked by novagriffin14 7 months ago

Answered by Dropa 7 months ago